Sequence does not exists.

Posted on 2013-11-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
I have a sequence in remote DB. I am able to access the sequence (get nextval)
from a normal query in sql window, but I am not able to access it inside a procedure.

I am using the same username for querying and for procedure.

For procedure, I am getting sequence does not exists.

What could be the reason?
Question by:sakthikumar
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Expert Comment

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Does the procedure exist in the same schema? If not, you can access your sequence like this:

Open in new window

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Expert Comment

ID: 39647071
1. make sure the relevant DB link is working fine
2. ensure you have been granted with the privileges to use this sequence

Author Comment

ID: 39647117
Hi all
I am sorry, sequence is in the same DB only.

But I was having the public synonym. using that I can query in sql window, but not able to use it inside procedure.

What could be the reason.?
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Is the synonym granted to you? How about to directly refer to the sequence name instead?
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by:Alexander Eßer [Alex140181]
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For procedure, I am getting sequence does not exists.

when do you get this error, at compile time or runtime?!
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Assisted Solution

by:Geert Gruwez
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you can check what sequences you have access to with user_sequences
in your schema
select * from user_sequences@remote_db;

and in the other schemas:
select * from all_sequences@remote_db;

if the grant to the sequence was given via a role to the user
then it will be accessible from a normal query but not from within pl/sql
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It may be that you have permissions on the sequence through a role, which is not carried over in a procedure. Try adding the AUTHID CURRENT_USER clause in your procedure declaration -
create or replace procedure myproc(params in datatypes)
authid current_user as
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Accepted Solution

David earned 250 total points
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In your trouble-shooting, may I strongly recommend that you debug first using SQL*Plus rather than PL/SQL.  That's the best way I know of to ensure whether or not your statement is clean.

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I am not able to find the correct answers, but these are some good useful infos.
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Can you provide your DBMS version, and the relevant portion for the package?
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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My guess is the correct solution was the first one selected.

It is likely a GRANT issue.  The GRANT needs to be given directly and not through a ROLE.

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